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Instant Noodles Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025

Report Overview:

The global instant noodles market reached a value of US$ 44 Billion in 2019. Instant noodles are made up of fine wheat flour along with a mixture of alkaline salts. Various additional ingredients are also added to the dough in smaller quantities such as starch, edible oil, gluten and stabilizers like guar gum. Instant noodles are precooked dried noodles which are dehydrated using one of the two processes, namely flash or air frying. They are generally accompanied with a small sachet comprising of the tastemaker. Instant noodles have gained popularity worldwide as they are portable, quick to make and easy to store. Looking forward, the global instant noodles market is further expected to witness moderate growth during 2020-2025.

Global Instant Noodles Market Drivers:

  • Growing urbanization and increasing disposable incomes have altered the eating habits of the consumers. Due to the hectic lifestyle, the working population now prefers affordable and quick meals, such as instant noodles, which require minimal cooking. This shift in their eating habit has created a great opportunity for the instant noodles market to flourish.
  • Instant noodles are available in a wide range of flavors along with numerous vegetarian and non-vegetarian variations. Moreover, the manufacturers keep formulating with new flavors, colors, textures and seasonings/tastemakers, according to regional tastes and preferences, in order to expand their consumer-base.
  • The growth of the organized food retail sector, with an increasing number of departmental stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores across the globe, is expected to facilitate the sales of instant noodles.


Breakup by Product Type:

On the basis of product type, the market has been bifurcated into fried and non-fried instant noodles. Currently, fried instant noodles represent the most popular product type, accounting for the majority of the market share. As these noodles are flash fried, they help in securing the flavor, improving the shelf-life and averting bacterial growth.

Breakup by Distribution Channel:

On the basis of distribution channels, supermarkets/hypermarkets hold the largest market share, representing the leading segment. They provide easy access different brands, types and flavors of instant noodles. Supermarkets and hypermarkets are followed by convenience stores, online stores, specialty stores and others.

Regional Insights:

On a geographical front, China enjoys the leading position in the global instant noodles market. Noodles have been an essential part of the Chinese cuisine owing to which there has been a high demand for instant noodles in the region. China is followed by Indonesia, Japan, India, Vietnam, United States, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

Competitive Landscape:

The global instant noodles industry is fragmented due to the presence of a large number of players in the key markets such as China and Indonesia. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Master Kong (Shenyang) Instant Noodle Foodstuff Co., Ltd.
  • Hebei Hualong Food Group
  • Indofood Sukses Makmur
  • Nissin Foods
  • Nestle
  • Acecook Vietnam Joint Stock Company


This report provides a deep insight into the global instant noodles market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up an instant noodles manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the instant noodles industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

The global instant noodles market was worth around US$ 44 Billion in 2019.

According to the estimates by IMARC Group, the global instant noodles market will exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.

Rapid urbanization, busy lifestyles and changing dietary patterns are increasing the demand for ready-to-eat (RTE) food products, such as instant noodles, as they require minimal cooking skills and time.

The key players are providing a wide range of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian product variants with unique flavors, textures and seasonings to cater to a diversified consumer base with distinct flavor inclinations.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, consequent lockdowns implemented by governments of several countries and temporary closure of restaurants and other food outlets have led to a rise in the demand for instant noodles. However, market players are unable to meet the escalating demand due to the labor shortage and disrupted supply chains.

On the basis of the type, the market has been bifurcated into fried and non-fried instant noodles.

Based on the distribution channel, the market has been classified into supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialty stores, convenience stores, online stores and others.

On the geographical front, the market has been segmented into the United States, the Republic of Korea, China, Indonesia, Japan, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and others.

Leading industry players are Master Kong (Shenyang) Instant Noodle Foodstuff Co., Ltd., Hebei Hualong Food Group, Indofood Group, Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd., Nestlé S.A. and Acecook Vietnam Joint Stock Company.

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Instant Noodles Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1 Volume Trends
        5.2.2 Value Trends
    5.3    Impact of COVID-19
    5.4    Price Analysis
        5.4.1    Key Price Indicators
        5.4.2    Price Structure
        5.4.3    Price Trends
    5.5    Market Breakup by Type
    5.6    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    5.7    Market Breakup by Region
    5.8    Market Forecast
    5.9    SWOT Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Strengths
        5.9.3    Weaknesses
        5.9.4    Opportunities
        5.9.5    Threats
    5.10    Value Chain Analysis
        5.10.1    Raw Material Procurement
        5.10.2    Manufacturer
        5.10.3    Marketing & Distribution
        5.10.4    Exporter
        5.10.5    Retailer
        5.10.6    End-Consumer
    5.11    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.11.1    Overview
        5.11.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.11.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.11.4    Degree of Competition
        5.11.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.11.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.12    Key Market Drivers and Challenges
    5.13    Success Factors for Manufacturers
6    Market Breakup by Type
    6.1    Fried
        6.1.1 Market Trend
        6.1.2 Market Forecast
    6.2    Non-fried
        6.2.1 Market Trend
        6.2.2 Market Forecast
7    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    7.1    Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
        7.1.1 Market Trend
        7.1.2 Market Forecast
    7.2    Specialty Stores    
        7.2.1 Market Trend
        7.2.2 Market Forecast
    7.3    Convenience Stores
        7.3.1 Market Trend
        7.3.2 Market Forecast
    7.4    Online Stores
        7.4.1 Market Trend
        7.4.2 Market Forecast
    7.5    Others   
        7.5.1 Market Trend
        7.5.2 Market Forecast
8    Market Breakup by Region
    8.1    China
        8.1.1 Market Trend
        8.1.2 Market Forecast
    8.2    Indonesia
        8.2.1 Market Trend
        8.2.2 Market Forecast
    8.3    Japan
        8.3.1 Market Trend
        8.3.2 Market Forecast
    8.4    India
        8.4.1 Market Trend
        8.4.2 Market Forecast
    8.5    Vietnam
        8.5.1 Market Trend
        8.5.2 Market Forecast
    8.6    United States
        8.6.1 Market Trend
        8.6.2 Market Forecast
    8.7    Republic of Korea
        8.7.1 Market Trend
        8.7.2 Market Forecast
    8.8    Thailand  
        8.8.1 Market Trend
        8.8.2 Market Forecast
    8.9    Saudi Arabia
        8.9.1 Market Trend
        8.9.2 Market Forecast
    8.10    Others
        8.10.1 Market Trend
        8.10.2 Market Forecast
9    Competitive Landscape
    9.1    Market Structure
    9.2    Key Players
10    Instant Noodles Manufacturing Process
    10.1    Product Overview
    10.2    Detailed Process Flow
    10.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    10.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
11    Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    11.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    11.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    11.3    Machinery Schematic
    11.4    Plant Machinery
    11.5    Machinery Pictures
    11.6    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    11.7    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    11.8    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    11.9    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    11.10    Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    11.11    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    11.12    Other Capital Investments
12    Loans and Financial Assistance
13    Project Economics

    13.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    13.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    13.3    Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
    13.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    13.5    Income Projections
    13.6    Expenditure Projections
    13.7    Financial Analysis
    13.8    Profit Analysis
14    Key Player Profiles
 

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets-Bags/Cups), 2014-2019
Figure 3: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2014-2019
Figure 4: Instant Noodles Market: Price Structure (in US$/Packet)
Figure 5: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Average Prices (in US$/Packet), 2014-2019
Figure 6: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Average Prices (in US$/Packet), 2020-2025
Figure 7: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2019
Figure 8: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2019
Figure 9: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2019
Figure 10: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets-Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 11: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2020-2025
Figure 12: Global: Instant Noodles Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 13: Global: Instant Noodles Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 14: Global: Instant Noodles Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 15: China: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 16: China: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 17: Indonesia: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 18: Indonesia: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 19: Japan: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 20: Japan: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 21: India: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 22: India: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 23: Vietnam: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 24: Vietnam: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 25: United States: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 26: United States: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 27: Republic of Korea: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 28: Republic of Korea: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 29: Thailand: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 30: Thailand: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 31: Saudi Arabia: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 32: Saudi Arabia: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 33: Other Regions: Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 34: Other Regions: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 35: Global: Fried Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 36: Global: Fried Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 37: Global: Non-fried Instant Noodles Market: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 38: Global: Non-fried Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 39: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Sales through Supermarkets/Hypermarkets (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 40: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Sales through Supermarkets/Hypermarkets (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 41: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Sales through Specialty Stores (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 42: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Sales through Specialty Stores (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 43: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Sales through Convenience Stores (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 44: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Sales through Convenience Stores (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 45: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Online Stores (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 46: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Online Stores (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 47: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Other Distribution Channels (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2014 & 2019
Figure 48: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Other Distribution Channels (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Figure 49: Instant Noodles Manufacturing: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 50: Instant Noodles Manufacturing: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 51: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 52: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 53: Instant Noodles Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 54: Instant Noodles Production: Manufacturing Cost Breakup (in %)


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2019 and 2025
Table 2: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Table 3: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Table 4: Global: Instant Noodles Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million Packets- Bags/Cups), 2020-2025
Table 5: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Competitive Structure 
Table 6: Global: Instant Noodles Market: Key Payers 
Table 7: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 8: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 9: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Machinery (in US$)    
Table 10: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements (in Tons/Day) and Expenditures (US$/Ton)
Table 11: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 12: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 13: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 14: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 15: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 16: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Taxation and Depreciation
Table 17: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 18: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 19: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability (in US$)
Table 20: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability (in US$)
Table 21: Instant Noodles Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account (in US$)

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